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Twenty-first meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

4-8 November 2009 | Port Ghalib, Egypt

Highlights for Friday, 6 November 2009
UNEP

The preparatory segment of MOP-21 convened for its third day in Port Ghalib, Egypt on Friday, 6 November 2009.

During the day delegates convened in consecutive contact groups on environmentally sound destruction of ODS banks, issues related to methyl bromide, high-GWP alternatives, the Multilateral Fund, budget, and critical use exemptions, in attempt to make progress on substantive matters. 

Delegates reconvened in plenary in the evening to consider draft decisions for forwarding to the high level segment.

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The entrance to the International Convention Centre in Port Ghalib, Egypt.
Contact Group on Methyl Bromide
 
 
 
Delegates in informal consultations after the session.
Co-Chairs of the contact group on methyl bromide. L-R: Federica Fricano, Italy and Leslie Smith, Grenada.
Contact Group on High GWP Alternatives
A view of the room during the contact group session on high GWP alternatives.
Nina Cromnier, EU, highlighted the importance of simplified text during discussions on the HCFCs draft decision.
Cindy Newberg, US, participated in the contact group on high GWP alternatives.
Masayoshi Mizuno, Japan, suggested new language to a paragraph on HCFCs.
The high GWP alternatives session was co-chaired by Laura Berón, Argentina, and Mikkel Sørensen, Denmark.
Delegates during the session.

MOP 21 Co-Chair Muhammad Akhtar, Pakistan

Zukie Noluzuko Gwayi, South Africa
Contact Group on the Financial Mechanism
Delegates during the afternoon contact group session.
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Meeting webpage and official documents
Background information about the Protocol and the Ozone Regime
Annotated agenda
Issues for Discussion and Information (1 - 2)

Draft decisions and amendments (1 - 2)
UNEP OzonAction Programme
The Multilateral Fund

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